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        Many of you have been so generous, donating your loose change to our charity box at Reception. We are proud to have such kind, loving, philanthropic guests who have donated many different currencies. The charity you have been donating to is Alkionides UK.


        Alkionides UK is a UK charity that works hard towards assisting underprivileged Cypriot patients, who are sent to the UK to receive highly complicated, costly and vital treatment. Patients are sent to the UK for rare and serious cases and it is understandably a very stressful . London is home to a high number of hospitals and practices, providing highly specialised medical care, treatment and procedures. This is wonderful. The cost of accommodation is however a major obstacle to patients and this is where Alkionides UK is able to help.


        By providing a “Nest” in Central London, close to many major hospitals and doctors, Alkionides UK is able to provide a “home away from home” to their patients at no cost. The charity has a small team of highly dedicated volunteers who devoted their time, resources and skills to help patients and their families settle into their temporary London home. The charity also offers translation and transportation services amongst others, but the main aim of Alkionides and their Nest is to ensure that their patients, do not feel alone during their time of need, and are able to feel part of a community and a bigger family during these challenging stages.


        We are proud to have supported Alkiondes UK over the past years, and we have sponsored various wonderful events. We most recently sponsored a wonderful operatic concert this April, which took place at the very special Royal Academy of Music in Marylebone.


        The charity’s next event will take place on Sunday 15 September. This is a sponsored 10K walk, along the River Thames. As always, this proves to be a great event and we are greatly looking forward to it. On this occasion, we are not sponsors but participants. Three of us from The Windermere (Nick, Sylvia and Emily Hambi) will be completing the 10K walk, in aid of Alkionides UK. All proceeds from the event are in aid of the Nest.


        If you would like to sponsor us, you can do so online. Please click here to make a donation.

        Every penny helps!


        From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you for your kind generosity. Fingers crossed that the British weather treats us well on Sunday!

        You can keep track of our progress during the Walk by following us on Twitter and we will report back once we complete our 10K !!

        Fingers crossed & thank you!! :)



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